Tanglewood Music Center

Seiji Ozawa Hall

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Commissioned in part by the Tanglewood Music Center of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Details List

Choreography Mark Morris
Music Samuel Barber - Excursions for the Piano (Op. 20, IV, III, II, I)
Costume Design Katherine M. Patterson
Lighting Design Nicole Pearce
Instrumentation piano
Number of Dancers 6
Runtime 15 minutes

Press Quotes

  • "...seems absolutely right and logical for the music and yet fresh and unexpected at the same time."
  • "Morris' response to Barber's piece transforms Excursions from a fun romp to a poignantly abstract comment on the individual's struggle to find a reason to keep getting up in the morning."
    The Boston Phoenix
  • "...each life-affirming movement—from a fetching gambol to a heartbreaking crawl—actually enhanced the score."
    Wall Street Journal